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Small Ball in Play for UNC in 2017-18

UNC may have to play a unique style of basketball by Roy Williams’s standards in 2017-18, relying more on a perimeter-based approach than its traditional post-dominant foundation. Williams built his programs at Kansas and UNC with an inside-out dynamic designed to control the glass, maximize field goal attempts near the rim, and limit opponents’ interior looks. (Inside Carolina)

Video: Theo Pinson Jersey Retirement at Wesleyan Christian Academy

North Carolina's Theo Pinson was honored Friday as he returned to his high school, Wesleyan Christian Academy, to have his number 11 jersey retired. Pinson played a key role as a starter in helping the Tar Heels' win their 6th NCAA basketball championship in April. View Video...

Rick Fox Challenged To One-On-One In Basketball By Esports Players, But He’s Not Worried

Rick Fox, the three-time NBA champion, played 13 NBA seasons before becoming the owner of esports organization Echo Fox. Echo Fox players in a younger generation might not remember much about Fox, who at age 47 has said of being 6-foot-7, “It’s more than just height.” Fox told WWG that his esports players have challenged him to one-on-one in basketball. (Sport Techie)

Kennedy Meeks still looks up to boyhood buddy, Miami Heat center Hassan Whiteside

North Carolina forward Kennedy Meeks has been looking up to Miami Heat center Hassan Whiteside since he was 15...figuratively and literally. Meeks met Whiteside while playing AAU basketball in Charlotte and the two have become close enough that they spoke on the phone before Meeks traveled to Chicago for last week’s NBA Draft Combine. (Palm Beach Post)

NCAA Men's Basketball Champion Senior Class Moves On

All five members of the 2017 NCAA champion North Carolina Tar Heel senior class earned their degrees in graduation ceremonies at Kenan Stadium on Sunday. The 2017 UNC basketball graduating class includes Nate Britt (Upper Marlboro, Md.), Kanler Coker (Gainesville, Ga.), Isaiah Hicks (Oxford, N.C.), Kennedy Meeks (Charlotte, N.C.) and Stilman White (Wilmington, N.C.). (GoHeels.com)

Video: Joel Berry Surprises His Mom on Mother's Day

North Carolina point guard Joel Berry returns home to surprise his mom on Mother's Day, and she couldn't be happier to see her son. Read More...

Kennedy Meeks hopes rebounding prowess will lead to NBA career

At the NBA Draft Combine on Friday, a loose ball bounced toward UNC coach Roy Williams, who was sitting in a chair on the baseline. Williams grabbed the ball and tossed it to former Tar Heels big man Kennedy Meeks with a smile. There were smiles all around for the duo as Meeks went for 19 points and 16 rebounds in his team's win in front of all 30 NBA team. (Durham Herald-Sun)

Kennedy Meeks Crashes the Boards at NBA Combine

Kennedy Meeks was on a mission at the NBA Combine to prove he could rebound at an elite level in the pros. He proved it in college, averaging 12.6 rebounds over the final five games of UNC's national championship run. And now he can add the NBA Combine to his list of board dominance. Meeks averaged 12.5 rebounds and 16 points in his two Combine games. (Inside Carolina)

Lucas: A Meaningful Mother's Day

It's graduation day in Chapel Hill. For Kennedy Meeks, the fact that it falls on Mother's Day is only appropriate, because he believes he's in position to graduate largely because of the strong women in his life. “Graduation day is going to be big for me,” he says, “but I think it's going to be even bigger for my mom, my aunt and my cousin. They helped me get so far.” (GoHeels.com)

Roy Williams Hopes to Coach Another 10-12 Years

North Carolina coach Roy Williams hopes to coach for another 10-12 years. Williams, 66, attended the NBA Draft Combine on Friday to support his former players, including senior Kennedy Meeks. Meeks’ team was coached by former UNC star Jerry Stackhouse, whom Williams chatted with before the game. Afterward, I asked Williams if he could envision Stackhouse one day taking over for him at UNC. (Zag's Blog)

Two Tar Heels heading to Western Conference Finals

The San Antonio Spurs 114-74 beatdown of the Houston Rockets on Thursday night sent the squad to the Western Conference Finals where they will face the Golden State Warriors. The Spurs/Warriors matchup features two former Tar Heels players. Danny Green is a starter for the Spurs, while James Michael McAdoo plays a reserve role for the Warriors. (Carolina Blue)

Theo Pinson has High School Jersey Retired

A week after withdrawing from the NBA Draft, Theo Pinson returned to his high school gym to have his jersey retired. Pinson attended Wesleyan Christian Academy in High Point, NC, for three of his four high school years. Wearing number 11, Pinson was named a McDonalds All-American, The Charlotte Observer’s Mr. Basketball for North Carolina and third-team USA Today All-American. (Keeping It Heel)

Isaiah Hicks Taking Charge of NBA Fate

If there was one takeaway from Isaiah Hicks's senior season at UNC, it was that when he's focused and assertive, he can make a big impact. Just ask Gonzaga, which watched him hit key late baskets in the national title game. Hicks tried to apply that approach to the NBA Combine this week and saw positive results, as he's piqued the interest of a number of teams. (Inside Carolina)

How North Carolina has turned recruiting losses into wins and even a national title

In the past four seasons, the Tar Heels have advanced to the second weekend of the NCAA Tournament three times, the Final Four twice and averaged 29 wins despite missing on 94 percent of the top-25 prospects they've offered in the past five recruiting cycles. That's impressive. UNC has won 14 games in the past four NCAA Tournaments. Kentucky has won 13. Duke has won 11. (CBS Sports)

Roy Williams Yet to Bask in UNC's Championship Glow

Roy Williams hasn’t had much time to revel in North Carolina’s national championship triumph in Phoenix five weeks ago. Instead, the 365-day cycle of college basketball renewed itself and had Williams right back on the recruiting road just days after the 71-65 win over Gonzaga. “Part of it is a really good type of busy,” Williams told Inside Carolina on Thursday. (Inside Carolina)

Basketball Schedule at a Glance
Last Game:
North Carolina: 71
Gonzaga: 65
Mon, Apr 3 Box Score

Upcoming Games:
UNC vs. Northern Iowa
Fri, Nov 10, TBD

UNC @ Stanford
Mon, Nov 20, TBD

UNC vs. TBD
Thu, Nov 23, TBD ESPN

Full UNC Basketball Schedule

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ACC Basketball Standings
TeamACCOverall
(6) North Carolina14-433-7
(16) Florida State12-626-9
(14) Notre Dame12-626-10
(10) Louisville12-625-9
(7) Duke11-728-9
(24) Virginia11-723-11
Virginia Tech10-822-11
Syracuse10-819-15
Miami10-821-12
Wake Forest9-919-14
Georgia Tech8-1021-16
Clemson6-1217-16
NC State4-1415-17
Pittsburgh4-1416-17
Boston College2-169-23

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